The blended whisky category has been in existence since the mid-19th century and remains the foundation of the industry. Blended Scotch is simply a mix of malt and grain whiskies. Some blends use only a limited number of malts,(The Famous Grouse uses only a dozen or so); others, many more - around 40 malts go into Johnnie Walker Black Label and ... Read More »
Perth Royal Blended Whisky was originally a brand owned by Matthew Gloag & Son, the creators of best selling Famous Grouse. This particular bottle was blended and bottled under the Corrie Blending Company name and we estimate dates from the 1960s.
Dewar's created this expression of White Label as a recreation of the flagons used during the brand's early days in the late 19th century. This was released in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the blend receiving its first award.
An old bottle of Crawford's Special Reserve blended whisky with the popular spring cap closure. This appears to have been bottled during the 1950s, the bottle itself is much dumpier than some of the more recent releases of Crawford's.
A special bottling, presumably released around 1995, to celebrate Friar John Cor. This was to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the first known written reference to Scotch whisky, which authorised him to make spirit by order of the King on June 1st 1495.